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- adv. In a narrow manner; without flexibility or latitude.
- adv. By a narrow margin; closely.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. With little breadth; in a narrow manner.
- adv. Without much extent; contractedly.
- adv. With minute scrutiny; closely
- adv. With a little margin or space; by a small distance; hence, closely; hardly; barely; only just; -- often with reference to an avoided danger or misfortune.
- adv. Sparingly; parsimoniously.
- adv. With close adherence to the literal meaning of a text.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With little breadth, extent, or scope; restrictedly as regards breadth or scope.
- Sparingly; with niggardliness.
- Closely; with careful or minute scrutiny; attentively; carefully: as, narrowly watched, inspected, or seen.
- Nearly; within a little; by a small distance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a narrow manner; not allowing for exceptions
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When Proposition 215 was first passed, California attorney general Dan Lungren, a conservative Republican, issued an opinion defining the term narrowly and limiting it to family members or home-care aides who cooked, cleaned, ran errands, drove patients to doctors 'appointments and did personal care.
When Proposition 215 was first passed, California attorney general Dan Lungren, a conservative Republican, issued an opinion defining the term narrowly and limiting it to family members or home-care aides who cooked, cleaned, ran errands, drove patients to doctors’ appointments and did personal care.
Looking at this so narrowly is like looking at the wrong end of a telescope.
But Sen. John McCain narrowly edged out Barack Obama in the district in 2008, even though Obama carried the state by 10 percent.
Sen. John McCain narrowly edged out Barack Obama in the district in 2008, even though Obama carried the state by 10 percent.
Although Bothe's contribution was widely recognized at the time, he once again narrowly missed earning science's most prestigious award.
The output of most scientific research consists, not of genuine discovery, but of modestly scoped, often irrelevant, and even straightforwardly incorrect papers published in narrowly specialised journals.
Mr. Martin narrowly secured a runoff against the incumbent Republican, Saxby Chambliss, in a three-way race in which no candidate received 50 percent of the vote.
The actual substance of the subject of the referendum will be lost, ie giving the National Assembly full primary legislative powers in narrowly defined fields.
As expected, Republican John McCain narrowly won the state's 11 electoral votes.
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